About this Recipe
The cooking time may vary slightly, depending on which method (grill, griddle or pan) you choose. In particular with the barbecue, it depends on how strong is the coals. After you have put the mozzarella cheese on the pizza, if you can, place the barbecue grill high enough so that the cheese has time to melt without the dough beneath risks of burning. Or turn the heat off shortly under the griddle or the pan.
- 25g fresh yeast (o 1 pack active dry, rapid-rise dry or instant yeast)
- 500g bread flour (or 0 flour)
- 300g water
- 3tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 400g finely chopped tomatoes
- 400g mozzarella cheese
- one bunch of basil
- 1 clove of garlic (optional)
- 2 tsp salt
25 minutes + resting time
In a bowl mix the crumbled yeast with the water, add the sifted flour, 1 1/2 tbsp of oil and complete with 1 tsp of salt. You can also do this with the kneading machine: mix the crumbled yeast with the water, add the sifted flour, 1 1/2 tbsp of oil and complete with 1 tsp of salt.
Knead until you have a smooth and elastic dough, form the dough into a ball, put it in a large bowl, cover it with a cloth or cling film and leave it to rise in a warm place for 2 hours.
Pour the finely chopped tomatoes in a bowl, add the remaining oil, few basil leaves and the garlic (peeled and chopped in half). Season with salt and leave to flavor.
Prepare the coals of the barbecue or as an alternatively pick an iron griddle up or a large frying pan in which you have to cook the pizza.
Deflate the dough, divide it into 4 pieces then roll it out with a rolling pin into 20 cm round discs. Lay one disc on the barbecue grill. You can lay also on an iron griddle or a frying pan, but turn the disc when there will be big bubbles on the surface.
Turn it with the help of barbecue tongs: the surface should be just browned. Spread over it one quarter of seasoned finely chopped tomatoes.
Chop the mozzarella cheese and put it over the tomato evenly. Cook the pizza until the mozzarella cheese has melted. Garnish with a basil sprig and continue to prepare other pizzas in the same way.
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